EU design patent registration

We register patents in the chemical, medical, food, printing and other industries.

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EU design patent registration procedure

  1. Research of the design specification provided by the client.
  2. Approval of the key features of the technical solution.
  3. Refinement of drawings in accordance with EUIPO requirements.
  1. Preparation and submission of the application.
  2. Case management on the application.
  3. Payment of the patent.

Benefits of obtaining
EU design patent with a 4B company


The experience and technical background of 4B experts will make allow to qualitatively distinguish new essential features of the client’s technical solution from competitors.

Comprehensive approach

Do everything possible to make the solution patentable, as well as help block competitors on marketplaces.


The chances of obtaining a patent are determined in accordance with the novelty of the technical solution and are attached to the registration.


The work of 4B expert with the maximum possible probability increases the patentability of the technical solution.

Advantages of EU design patent registration?

  • Powerful protection of client’s technical solution.
  • Peremptory way to block unfair competitors on different marketplaces.
  • Increase the value of the company at the time of its sale, as well as the value of its shares when it goes public.

  • Having a patent provides confidence in the reliability and patent purity of products and services.
  • Increases the company’s image among its clients and partners.
  • It is easier and cheaper to obtain a patent for an invention, because the design does not require a description of the functionality and its inventive step, in addition, it does not require payment of fees for maintaining the force.


We will help you understand a number of important questions about obtaining a design patent in Europe, that are specific to your situation and business in general.

What is included in the service

Preparation of the application in English

Submission of the application

Responding to review requests

Notification of the client about the status of consideration of the application

Registered design patent in the European Union

Why you should not delay
obtaining a design patent in Europe?

  • Obtaining a design in the world is a long procedure, so in order to maintain the innovativeness of a solution and get adequate protection, the solution should be patented as early as possible – the fast EU examination allows it.
  • The allowed time to disclose a design (in any publication) before filing is only 6 months.
  • Registration of design is received by the one who has submitted the application first.
  • With the globalization of business, intellectual property rights need to be protected quickly and effectively.
  • With design registration, it is immediately possible to grant licenses to interested parties and/or block unfair competitors.

FAQ EU design
patent registration:

1. Is a patent search conducted for an EU design application?

Yes, 4B provides a Prior Art patent search service. Moreover, we recommend using this service before ordering a patent application, which often saves money in cases where a solution proves to be unprofitable.

2. Is there a guarantee of obtaining a patent?

In the EU, design registration is based on formalities. We guarantee compliance with these criteria, but we do not guarantee that the registration will not be challenged by a third party.

3. Are recommendations for design improvement provided?

In general, yes. 4B experts describe possible directions (if any) of design development in their conclusions on the results of patent search or study of the client’s terms of reference. But the inventor is the client, so specific product or process improvements will be made by the client.

4. Is it possible to get a discount on multiple applications?

In most cases, yes. It depends on the proximity and complexity of technical solutions. The issue is discussed with the manager before launching the service.

5. How long does design protection last in the EU?

This period is 25 years from the filing date of the application.

6. Can I know without searching that my solution is unprofitable?

Yes. Usually there are several markers “for” and “against”. If you disclosed your solution 6 months before contacting 4B and an expertise can find it (e.g. on a marketplace), your solution is unpatentable.

If you copied the design anywhere, your solution is probably unprofitable. If you developed the technical solution yourself, it may qualify for a patent.

7. Which industries have the largest number of design patents?

Computer technology and digital communications, furniture and household items, construction, textiles and accessories are the industries with the largest number of design patents in the world.

8. How many design applications are submitted in the EU?

There are over 110,000 applications in the EU every year. The EU ranks second in the world after China in terms of this indicator.

9. Do I have to pay any fees to maintain a design patent?

Yes. You have to pay an appropriate fee every 5 years to maintain a design in the EU.

10. How long does the examination last?

From the date of application to the date of patent obtaining, on average, the examination takes up to a month.

Free 4B Legal consultationB on EU design patent registration

Before registration you can take advantage of a free consultation with a lawyer, in which you will explain in more detail about your business and the challenges you face.

The lawyer, for his part, will preliminarily assess the possibilities of obtaining a patent, describe the structure and logic of the registration application, the relevant risks and methods of overcoming them. You will get detailed answers to all your questions, as well as get clarifications that you may not have been aware of before.

4B is a reliable partner in protecting your rights on global markets and global marketplaces
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